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HSSEQ Engineer


Rotterdam, ZH, NL

Country/Region:  NL
Job Area:  HSSEQ
Business Unit:  Rotterdam

Everything we do at Neste serves one purpose: to create a healthier planet for our children. Over the past ten years, Neste’s transformation journey has taken the company from a local oil refining company to becoming a global leader in renewable and circular solutions. 
Our purpose pushes us forward to search for new ways to reduce the amount of carbon released into the atmosphere, and to innovate circular solutions to reuse carbon again and again. Are you going to help us combat climate change? 


We are looking for a HSSEQ engineer for our location in Rotterdam


Your part in Neste journey 


Neste recently acquired the NEPR site as an existing operation. The purpose of the role is to guide the local team to transfer all HSSEQ processes and systems to align and meet Neste standards. To do this the HSSEQ engineer develops and implements Neste HSSEQ standards at NEPR together with the local staff. 
This position opens up a high degree of creative freedom and is therefore aimed at people who see this as a challenge in order to break new ground together with the local site team.
 Key Responsibilities:

  • Govern, drive and implement Neste Corporate Principle and Standard that interface Environment Management System with Health & Safety, Emergency Management, Operational Safety, Chemical Safety to the right level of expectation, requirements and standard set by Corporate HSSEQ and local regulators
  • Help to set-up and consolidate the Neste HSSEQ culture, performance and associated development activities at the NEPR site
  • Coordinate the implementation of the HSSEQ processes within the site in general and lead parts of the implementation which have been agreed together with the respective stakeholders
  • Support compliance with HSSEQ processes on site, incl. planning and conducting audits and support for the further development of sufficient and effective auditing processes
  • Provide expertise to analyse and to report the HSSEQ performance and to prioritise development areas together with the involved stakeholders
  • Creation and continuous development of the monthly HSSEQ reporting for NEPR by using established tools, e.g. such as NCR and PowerBI
  • Support the further integration and continuous improvement of HSSEQ on site in daily work processes, by using leadership principles. The local stakeholders should be guided and if needed coached in the HSSEQ area
  • Collaboration with Rotterdam HSSEQ and the leadership team at NEPR to ensure the right level of sustainable HSSEQ performance in accordance with agreed performance plans
  • Support and lead new HSSEQ initiatives (e.g. “I act safe” or “No harm together”), together with the involved local team
  • Active contribution in HSSEQ development by actively networking also with HSSEQ experts at Rotterdam and from corp. HSSEQ, e.g. on common practices and processes, etc
  • Perform structured risk and root cause analyses, provide advice and draft risk management action plans
  • Ensure that relevant HSSEQ procedures are developed, implemented and tailor made for the NEPR site
  • Be active in performing safety observations involving all relevant stakeholders on site
  • Analyse HSSEQ related training needs on site and assist in rolling out those trainings



You will report to the Head of HSSEQ Netherlands and will closely work with the local site leadership team Rotterdam Refinery and line management in NEPR, Neste HSSEQ organisation in Netherlands, RP Production leadership team, Neste corp. HSSEQ functions.

Best combination of background and experience:

  • BSc+ relevant to this role with at least 5 to 7 years suitable experience  (HSSEQ, operations, projects) and technical expertise
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, manage and drive implementation of above mentioned elements in a key position
  • This role expects, but also enables, a high degree of personal freedom to actively shape and support the HSSEQ performance at the NEPR site, always keeping the “fit for purpose” approach in mind.
  • Proven capability of reaching results and driving change with sustainable improvements
  • Strong competence with HSSEQ knowledge and good understanding of relevant laws, regulations and also Neste internal standards
  • Able to work in a structured way is expected; prior experience in using management tools would be a benefit
  • Hands-on experience in occupational health and safety, but also solid experience in management system related topics, processes and practices is a must. Experience in environmental area that are above the basic requirements is a benefit
  • Operational experience would be a plus
  • Good communication skills and good ability to work in both Dutch and English (written and oral)
  • Leadership and influencing skills



In order to be able to perform this role as independently as possible, pronounced technical expertise in the areas of Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Quality is essential.


The workplace will be in the Netherlands at the Rotterdam-Maasvlakte and travel activities will be incidentally to Finland.
Our success is based on our people who are the driving force behind Neste’s transformation to become a global leader in renewable and circular solutions. The passion that we have for creating a healthier planet for our children is what makes us unique. We believe everyone is a leader and share a natural desire for collaboration. Our three values “We care, We have courage and We cooperate” are embedded in our everyday work. Working safely and responsibly at all times is essential to all of us. If this resonates with you, we look forward to receiving your application. 
Join us in creating a healthier planet for our children
If you have any questions regarding the process or the position, please get in touch with our corporate recruiter Jacob Faber on


Please submit your application as soon as possible.


The recruitment process will include interviews and possible aptitude testing.
Our success begins with you.
Every company needs a purpose, and Neste has a strong one: to create a healthier planet for our children. We are 4,800 dedicated professionals committed to that purpose. Everything that we do, down to the smallest detail, shows our clear commitment to tackling the challenges of climate change. As an employer, understanding and valuing wellbeing is vital for our success. At the same time, we encourage every individual at Neste to contribute towards creating a positive impact on the environment as well as on the people, communities and societies around us.
Neste’s strategy is called ‘’Faster, Bolder and Together’. It reflects the understanding that there is no time to lose in combating climate change or helping to tackle the waste plastic challenge. In order to succeed, we need to act, innovate new solutions and deliver them faster and bolder than ever before – together.
As innovation is in our DNA, we are empowered to develop pioneering solutions to make businesses more sustainable. 
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